Cooking Class - La Dolce Vita

Learn the art of Italian dessert making in this scrumptious sweets class with Chef Francesco.

In this hands-on class, Chef Francesco will teach you how to impress your sweetheart, friends, or family with three simple and succulent classic Italian desserts. All of the desserts featured in this class will be made with coconut sugar, local honey, and only the best and freshest ingredients in the market.

Begin with a naturally gluten-free panna cotta that is also accommodating to other dietary adjustments. Then, move onto Chef Francesco’s signature unassumingly vegan, gluten-free, raw chocolate cake. Finish with a delicate dance of textures to craft the optimal tiramisu.

Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 10
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Labels Date Night, Gourmet, Italian, Pastry, Valentine's

Reviews guests left for other experiences with Chef Francesco



10 Feb 2019

The atmosphere was cozy; however, the experience was not worth the expense. I traveled a great distance with my guests to participate in what we thought would be a real cooking class. We did not cook at all, we just wore aprons for no reason. We just listened and watched the chef cook. The food that was cooked was minimal, more like sample bites than actual meals, the pesto gnocchi tasted like grass shavings. I talked to other guests who were eager to leave to buy a real meal. I would not recommend this to anyone who wants to experience a cooking class because it is far from a cooking class. If they want to talk to strangers and eat bites of food perhaps but make sure you get a real meal afterward.



21 Jan 2019

My husband and I had a wonderful, hands-on, Italian cooking experience with Chef Francesco. We arrived at his home, nestled in the Golden Hills neighborhood, and was warmly greeted by Chef Francesco and his Sous Chef. We started with a cheese, salami, olive and pita bread appetizers served with a glass of wine. Chef Francesco proceeded to tell us about the dishes we were about to make, including home made raviolis stuffed with Ricotta cheese, spinach and grated Parmesan cheese topped with melted butter and sage. The second pasta dish was homemade pappardelle served with freshly made tomato and basil sauce. The whole cooking experience was about 3 and ½ hours and gave us plenty of time to participate in the preparation and cooking process. We were able to pick up some great tips on how to make simple but very tasty pasta dishes from fresh ingredients. We found Chef Francesco and his Sous Chef to be very warm, light hearted and engaging. Chef Francesco was very knowledgeable and wiling to answer all questions. I would definitely recommend Chef Francesco’s Pasta Fresca Workshop cooking class to anyone interested in Italian cooking.



20 Jan 2019

My husband and I really enjoyed ourselves. Chef Francesco is a fun and energetic teacher, and made our night memorable. His home is the perfect setting for a great night of socializing and eating authentic Italian food. Thank you Chef!!

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Growing up in Italy, Chef Francesco’s life has always revolved around cooking. He’s been playing in the kitchen since he can remember, inventing new dishes and learning from his grandparents. He was able to gain a knowledge of seasonal, fresh food as well as fashion his strong belief that food is the ultimate human connector. His imaginative, interactive cooking classes are designed to craft memorable food experiences evoking unforgettable emotions and creating strong memories.

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